I would like to thank the NBA schedule makers for slotting this game against the AFC Championship. Like most of New England, I didn’t see a whole lot of this mess in Detroit and I’m better off for that.
The Pistons toyed with the Celtics, 103-88.
I’m just going to come out and say it: I HATE THIS TEAM. I love basketball, but they are taking the fun out of it for me. They have the collective attention span and focus of a toddler. There is no commitment to defense on a regular basis. It’s maddening.
I thought they had turned a corner during the 6 game winning streak. I was wrong. Nothing has changed. This roster, as currently constituted, isn’t consistent or talented enough to win in the playoffs.
UPDATE: Doc dropped this bomb to the media:
“I have to find the right combinations or the right guys or we gotta get some guys outta here.”
Courtney Lee (16 points) and Jeff Green (15 points) provided some energy and productivity off the bench. Unfortunately, most of the starters stunk. Kevin Garnett deserves credit for 16 points, 7 rebounds in 30 minutes.
Jason Terry had 4 points in 14 minutes. Brandon Bass generated a goose egg in 10 minutes. Paul Pierce shot a respectable 50 % but managed a measly 10 points. Rajon Rondo had a bizarre stat line: 8 points, 4-16 FG, 9 rebounds, 15 assists and 9 turnovers.
Rajon Rondo’s pinpoint full court pass to Avery Bradley
- Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird and became the franchise’s all-time leader in steals
- Boston shot 39% and 26% from 3 FG
- Kevin Garnett was the only start to attempt a free throw